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TCA Excellence Grant

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TCA Excellence Grants are available to non-profit organizations that develop artistically complex and rigorous programming, and provide impactful arts experiences to Tempe residents. Eligible activities include the production/presentation of artistic performances, commissioning of new works, or continued innovation of existing programming. The grant supports a commitment to advancing Tempe as a vibrant and progressive community for cultural and artistic activity, and aims to fulfill the following recommendations from the Arts and Culture Plan:

  • Increase and promote Community-Initiated Arts projects
  • Expand co-productions, rentals and collaborations at the TCA
  • Increase culturally diverse programming at the TCA

TCA Excellence Grant Guidelines PDF


Grant Writing Support

It is recommend for all applicants to attend a one-on-one grant writing meeting where they will receive mentorship and support from Maja Aurora, Director of Arts Engagement. Email to make an appointment.


Amount & Deadline
2018-2019 Grant Recipients
Final Report